Hear a variety of music: Five things to do this weekend, April 14-16


Celebrate the arts this weekend with classic hits, French theatre, hip hop collaborations, a pop up market and choral music.

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The city is abuzz this weekend with live music, entertainment and creativity.

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1 — Go back in time through music

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Created by Lori Risling in 2010, the Louisiana Hayride Show tours western Canada. A recreation of a radio show that ran from 1948 to 1960, it features tribute artists with funny anecdotes and classic hits. Tributes include Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Lefty Frizzell, Loretta Lynne, Conway Twitty, Crystal Gayle, Roy Orbison and Shania Twain. The show runs at Broadway Theatre Friday at 7:30 p.m. Learn more at broadwaytheatre.ca.

2 — Take in a French play

La Troupe du Jour presents Intrusions. On a wait-list to get into a retirement home with her husband, Jean reflects on personal privacy, independence and home life, while refusing to let age, dire circumstances or the system crush her dignity or her love for her husband. The one-woman play is presented in French with English surtitles Friday to Sunday at Studio 914. Learn more at latroupedujour.ca.

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3 — Explore the development of Prairie music

The Live Mixtape, a hip hop collaboration out of Winnipeg, brings together established and emerging Prairie hip hop artists. Through conversation and performances, musicians from Saskatoon and Winnipeg reflect on the music culture on the Prairies. The evening features rapper Cadence Weapon and includes a dance party with DJ Odario Williams. The show runs Saturday at 7 p.m. at Remai Modern. There will also be artist conversation Saturday at 2 p.m. with Cadence Weapon and Sunday at noon with creator Nestor Wynrush. Learn more at remaimodern.org.

4 — Browse a pop-up market

A volunteer organization supporting local creators, Etsy Saskatchewan presents the Hello Spring Pop Up Market. Shop creations from 14 local Etsy marketplace sellers, including craftspeople, designers, artists and collectors. The market runs alongside local vendors at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more at etsysask.ca.

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5 — Enjoy a spring choral concert

The Saskatoon Men’s Chorus presents Spring Forward: A Musical Celebration of Time. Saskatoon actor Kent Allen and percussionist Darrell Bueckert join the chorus for a diverse program of music and readings that explore our experience with time. The chorus performs Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church at 2:30 p.m. Learn more at saskatoonmenschorus.ca.

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